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The 16-foot and 60-foot mast telescopes. The mast for the former is mounted on the roof whilst that for the latter is in the garden. In Flamsteed’s time, telescopes were described by their length, rather than by aperture. Etchings by Francis Place after Robert Thacker c.1677–78. © The Trustees of the British Museum (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Top: Museum number 1865,0610.948. Bottom: Museum number 1865,0610.949 (see below)